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What words used throughout the world have a similar sound to "capture" and does the word have a similar meaning?

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Why do some Proto-Germanic nouns end with *-az?

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Greek has the word for tin (kassiteros), Arabic has the word (القصدير or alqasdir). What other languages have similar or related words for tin?

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How to recognize the Schwa sound

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Name for "autohyponym-where-the-hyponym-is-dominant"

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A basic question regarding "do-support"

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What is Mitian: coincidence, an ancient superfamily or borrowing?

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Meaning of the English name of "foxglove" plant [closed]

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What make Latin and ancient Greek into different subgroups in the Indo-European family of languages?

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Why do Koreans have trouble telling apart /p/ and /f/, when their Discrete Fourier Transforms look nothing alike?

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What grammatical number is assigned to noun phrases formed by the conjunction "and"?

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Georgian "suffixal nominal marker"

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Is there any theoretical counter-argument against the proposal of "phememes" by Mary LeCron Foster beyond lack of evidence?

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Assigning thematic roles

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Does the pre-Laryngeal Brugmannian synthesis of PIE fully explain attested non-Anatolian data?

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Why is it to distinguish inflection in the two cases by conjugation and declension?

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How much can highly inflected language speakers understand their root systems?

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What is the origin of the concepts of cardinal and ordinal numbers?

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Latin cognate for Sanskrit "shoka" (sorrow)?

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Can ergative languages have a passive construction?

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What is a term to describe "attempting to refute?" [migrated]

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Exploiting commonalities to learn multiple languages (eg Indo-Aryan languages)

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Are corresponding adjectives in positive, comparative, and superlative degree different forms of the same word or different words?

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What are linguistic concepts that are not widely applicable outside European languages?

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Modal Verbs for build *Perfekt* in German

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What is the difference between [ɚ], [ɝ], [ɹ̩], and [ɻ̍]?

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Do languages have any sort of upper limit for how long it takes to say things?

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Does conservative orthography promote "phonetic denial"?

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Thematic structure of verb and preposition

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Which PIE reconstruction is currently considered to best account for the attested data?

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Is the Alveolar Tap the Same as a Very Brief Alveolar Plosive?

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Is Charles Bell's Colloquial Tibetan Book Still Useful?

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Linguistic term for difficulty in expressing something in a particular language

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Does the Subjacency Condition hold cross-linguistically?

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"Non-Agentive Constructions" About Mind-Wa

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Cot-Caught Merger in NYC and New Jersey?

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What are difficulties linguists have run into with common fonts?

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how to input long vowel letter ॠ (ṝ) in devanagari keyboard layout?

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Is there a language in which "K" comes first in alphabet?

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Accuracy of Этимологический словарь иранских языков (Etymological Dictionary of Iranian Languages) by Rastorgueva and Edelman

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Errors of inflection in languages other than English -- more common or less common in very inflected languages?

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Nations' names for themselves with foreign etymologies

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What is the origin of North Italian dialects' particle /g/ (cf. Italian "ci", "gli")?

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Does the Alveolar Tap Cause Complete Closure of the Vocal Tract and Total Obstruction of the Airstream for a Short Time?

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Reverse Alveolar

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Do second language learners, at times, perceive the language to be acquired as more quiet or more difficult to hear when uttered, volume independent?

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Anaphora in the VP shell

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What is the information density of factual knowledge in large bodies of English text?


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